Gary Clark Jr. Announces Summer Tour Dates Including Red Rocks


first_imgAustin, TX’s own blues and rock guitarist Gary Clark Jr. has announced a batch of summer tour dates ahead of his forthcoming studio album, This Land, due out on March 1st, 2019 via Warner Bros. Records.Following a performance at Japan’s Fuji Rock Fest, Gary Clark Jr. will open up his late-summer tour at Rochester Hills, MI’s Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on August 4th, followed by stops at Council Bluffs, IA’s Stir Cove, Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel (8/8); Minneapolis, MN’s Surly Brewing Festival Field (8/9); St Louis, MO’s Fabulous Fox Theatre (8/12); Kansas City, KS’s Crossroads KC (8/13); and Asheville, NC’s Highland Brewing Company on August 19th.Gary Clark Jr. Tackles Southern Racism In New Video For “This Land” [Watch]Following a brief break, Clark will kick things back up the following month with a headlining performance at Morrison, CO’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 4th followed by shows at Vail, CO’s Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater (9/5); Missoula, MT’s Kettlehouse Amphitheater (9/8); Vancouver, BC’s PNE Forum (9/10); Troutdale, OR’s McMenamin’s Edgefield Amphitheater (9/13); Bend, OR’s Les Schwab Amphitheater (9/14); Reno, NV’s Grand Sierra Resort & Casino (9/15); Aspen, CO’s Belly Up (9/17); Phoenix, AZ’s Comerica Theatre (9/24); Santa Barbara, CA’s Santa Barbara Bowl (9/27); and a final performance at Los Angeles, CA’s Hollywood Bowl on September 29th.Clark will also make his performance debut on Saturday Night Live this Saturday, February 16th.Tickets for Clark’s newly announced summer shows go on sale this Friday, February 15th. For more information on tickets and a full list of Gary Clark Jr.’s upcoming tour dates, head to his website.Gary Clark Jr. 2019 Summer Tour Dates:AUG 04MEADOW BROOK AMPHITHEATREROCHESTER HILLS, MI, USAUG 08STIR COVE, HARRAH’S COUNCIL BLUFFS CASINO & HOTELCOUNCIL BLUFFS, IA, USAUG 09SURLY BREWING FESTIVAL FIELDMINNEAPOLIS, MN, USAUG 12FABULOUS FOX THEATREST LOUIS, MO, USAUG 13CROSSROADS KCKANSAS CITY, MO, USAUG 19HIGHLAND BREWING COMPANYASHEVILLE, NC, USSEP 04RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATREMORRISON, CO, USSEP 05GERALD R. FORD AMPHITHEATERVAIL, CO, USSEP 08KETTLEHOUSE AMPHITHEATERMISSOULA, MT, USSEP 10PNE FORUMVANCOUVER, BC, CANADASEP 13MCMENAMIN’S EDGEFIELD AMPHITHEATERTROUTDALE, OR, USSEP 14LES SCHWAB AMPHITHEATERBEND, OR, USSEP 15GRAND SIERRA RESORT & CASINORENO, NV, USSEP 17BELLY UP ASPENASPEN, CO, USSEP 24COMERICA THEATREPHOENIX, AZ, USSEP 27SANTA BARBARA BOWLSANTA BARBARA, CA, USSEP 29HOLLYWOOD BOWLLOS ANGELES, CA, USWITH MICHAEL KIWANUKA AND DJ AARON BYRDView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

The agile dashboard


first_img This post is currently collecting data… Executives use dashboards to monitor the performance and health of our businesses. Traditional metrics like sales, revenue, margin, return on equity and total shareholder return are common and important metrics. But today, in the age of disruption, do we need different, more forward-looking metrics to indicate if our business is agile enough to win the marketplace tomorrow?The Agile Dashboard was developed to help organizations address this gap by creating a set of more forward-looking, predictive metrics centered on: speed, interactivity and pivot. This video features Joe Perfetti, innovation fellow, Duke Corporate Education, and lecturer with the RH Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.The discussion explains why speed, the level and type of interactivity with customers and the external environment, and the ability to pivot are the building blocks of agility. It also provides the metrics for each and examples of their applicability in organizations. This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Week 13 Fantasy RB Rankings: Derrick Henry bullies his way into top five


first_imgThe best fantasy football owners can do sometimes is react. Heading into Week 13, we’re able to assess guys like Rashaad Penny, Bo Scarbrough and Benny Snell Jr. with some accuracy. Sure, it would’ve been nice to know last week that Penny and Snell should be in all our lineups, but it’s never that simple. There was a case to be made for Scarbrough — he already placed near RB2 territory a week ago. But you’ve surely opened the Week 13 fantasy RB rankings to see if what happened last week can happen again.With Snell, the answer is contingent on the health of James Conner (shoulder). There’s no reason Snell can’t put up solid numbers on heavy volume against the Browns in Week 13 if he gets to be the lead back. If Conner returns, Snell will be relegated to the sideline and not have a chance at big numbers — so, essentially, we can’t really know much about Snell until late in the week. Penny seems more likely to continue his production, although he’s still got to compete with Chris Carson. Penny’s usage Sunday wasn’t injury-related, though, and Chris Carson has pushed himself toward the doghouse because of fumbles multiple times. Penny’s a former first-rounder and probably someone you can trust as a FLEX. Reminder: These rankings will be adjusted throughout week, so check back often for the latest updates and analysis!MORE WEEK 13 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderWeek 13 Fantasy RB RankingsThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.RankPlayer1Christian McCaffrey, CAR vs. WAS2Saquon Barkley, NYG vs. GB3Dalvin Cook, MIN @ SEA4Josh Jacobs, OAK @ KC. Kansas City allows the most fantasy points to running backs, so Jacobs might be looking at a huge Week 13. 5Derrick Henry, TEN @ IND. Assuming Henry didn’t reverse script and use up all his good weeks already, we’re entering the time of year when he became a leaguer winner a year ago.6Le’Veon Bell, NYJ @ CIN7Alvin Kamara, NO @ ATL. Kamara hasn’t been as effective on the ground as we’ve come to expect, but nine catches saved his fantasy day Sunday and a similar output could be coming his way Thursday night against a Falcons team that can be seriously thrown on.8Nick Chubb, CLE @ PIT9Ezekiel Elliott, DAL vs. BUF. Commentators really like saying that Zeke likes to eat, so what better day for him to totally get back on the right track than Thanksgiving?10Aaron Jones, GB @ NYG11Melvin Gordon, LAC @ DEN12Todd Gurley, LAR @ ARZ13Phillip Lindsay, DEN vs. LAC14David Montgomery, CHI @ DET. Detroit’s biggest weakness is defending against solid running backs, so Montgomery should have one more great game before he approaches the rookie wall. 15Miles Sanders, PHI @ MIA.16Joe Mixon, CIN vs. NYJ17Devin Singletary, BUF @ DAL18Leonard Fournette, JAX vs. TB. Tampa has allowed the second-fewest rushing yards, but Fournette is too good to really consider sitting, especially when you add in his increased role in the passing game this season.19Chris Carson, SEA vs. MIN20Jonathan Williams, IND vs. TEN. Williams saw nearly 30 touches a week ago, and with Marlon Mack (hand) out, you pretty much have to ride the hot hand here.21Benny Snell Jr., PIT vs. CLE. We’ve removed James Conner from the rankings and moved Snell to this spot to adjust accordingly for what should be a heavy early-down workload.22Derrius Guice, WAS @ CAR. Guice saw an increase from seven to 10 carries in his second game back from injury, while Adrian Peterson also rushed 10 times and matched Guice’s one catch. Guice is probably the more talented back at this point, but it’s not a super encouraging situation for fantasy upside. This matchup is, however, so Guice should have a solid day.23Tevin Coleman, SF @ BAL24Devonta Freeman, ATL vs. NO. Check to be sure Freeman is active Thursday night.25Bo Scarbrough, DET vs. CHI. The Bears’ run defense is deceiving at this point. It’s right about league average in fantasy points allowed to running backs. Scarbrough should see 15-plus carries again on Thanksgiving, so you can feel decent about starting him.26Ronald Jones, TB @ JAX27Kenyan Drake, ARZ vs. LAR28Austin Ekeler, LAC @ DEN29Darrel Williams, KC vs. OAK30Kareem Hunt, CLE @ PIT. Hunt’s overall offensive involvement has made him useful in standard leagues, although not to the extent that he’s extra reliable in PPR formats.31Carlos Hyde, HOU vs. NE. The Pats have allowed the fewest fantasy points to RBs this season. The Texans’ offense might move the ball decent with Deshaun Watson at the controls, but that doesn’t mean you can count on a ton of production from Hyde.32James White, NE @ HOU33Sony Michel, NE @ HOU34Mark Ingram, BAL vs. SF. San Francisco has allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to running backs in 2019. Baltimore’s best option in this game will be to rely heavily on Lamar Jackson, which means Ingram’s upside is severely limited. 35Jamaal Williams, GB @ NYG36Rashaad Penny, SEA vs. MIN. Penny’s huge game in Week 12 will have us keeping our eyes on comments out of Seattle all week. This is a former first-rounder who could be extra valuable in fantasy if he were to leapfrog Chris Carson on the depth chart.37LeSean McCoy, KC vs. OAK38David Johnson, ARZ vs. LAR39Adrian Peterson, WAS @ CAR40Tarik Cohen, CHI @ DET41Latavius Murray, NO @ ATL42Raheem Mostert, SF @ BAL43Kalen Ballage, MIA vs. PHI. When eight touches for 26 yards is an improvement, that’s when it whacks you over the head again that it might be time to find a different running back. 44Jaylen Samuels, PIT vs. CLE45Peyton Barber, TB @ JAX46Royce Freeman, DEN vs. LAC47Duke Johnson Jr., HOU vs. NE48Jay Ajayi, PHI @ MIA. Ajayi received six carries in Week 12 and could be a speculative play this week if Jordan Howard remains out, but you’d be betting on Ajayi finding the end zone to make his fantasy start worthwhile.49Brian Hill, ATL vs. NO. Hill would rise back up to around 40 if Devonta Freeman is out Thursday night.50Nyheim Hines, IND vs. TEN. Hines saw a season-high nine carries with Marlon Mack (hand) out in Week 12, so you can probably pencil Hines in for low double-digit touches.51Frank Gore, BUF @ DAL52Dare Ogunbowale, TB @ JAX53Bilal Powell, NYJ @ CIN54Alexander Mattison, MIN @ SEA55Gus Edwards, BAL vs. SF56J.D. McKissic, DET vs. CHI57Malcolm Brown, LAR @ ARZ58Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. NYJ59Rex Burkhead, NE @ HOU60Tony Pollard, DAL vs. BUF61Dion Lewis, TEN @ IND62Ty Johnson, DET vs. CHI63Wayne Gallman, NYG vs. GB WEEK 13 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerScarbrough might be the easiest to trust in terms of continuing his workload going forward, but his Week 13 Thanksgiving matchup against the Bears is the trickiest to want to play him in. Two weeks of dominating the Lions’ carries suggest that the former Alabama back has made the starter’s job his, so he should definitely be rostered, but starting him this week might be just as risky as the others.WEEK 13 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPOther than those waiver wire targets, it’s another week of anticipating good and bad matchups. David Montgomery (@ Lions) and Jordan Howard (@ Dolphins) have two of the best. Carlos Hyde (vs. Patriots) and Mark Ingram (vs. 49ers) have two of the worst. In the middle, you have a guy like Jonathan Williams, who saw nearly 30 touches on Week 12 Thursday Night Football but had really never been heard from much in his career. We’d take the relatively unproven Williams with seemingly lots of volume over two veterans in tough situations like Hyde and Ingram.WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endAnd at last, with no bye weeks, you may actually be able to sit guys like Hyde and Ingram in matchups that you had no choice but to play them in before. Don’t forget, too, to check your lineup before 12:30 p.m. ET on Thanksgiving to make your early decisions.MORE WEEK 13:Waiver pickups | FAAB budget | Snap counts | Stock watch | Fantasy playoff SOSlast_img read more

SWIMMERS BRAVE FREEZING WATERS FOR KILCAR’S NEW YEAR’S DAY SWIM – PIC SPECIAL


first_imgSWIMMERS BRAVE FREEZING WATERS FOR KILCAR’S NEW YEAR’S DAY SWIM – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: January 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:kilcarMuckrossNew Year’s Day Swimlast_img read more

FERRY’S REFUSE GIVEN FINAL WARNING FOR NON-PAYMENT OF €320,000 COUNTY COUNCIL BILLS


first_imgFerry’s – owes Donegal’s ratepayers more than €300,000A JUDGE has given a Donegal waste collection company a final warning over an astonishing unpaid €319,614 bill to Donegal County Council.The cash-strapped local authority is taking legal action against Ferry’s Refuse and its owner Jim Ferry for failing to pay landfill fees. The county council has been pursuing Ferry’s for the monies since 2010, Letterkenny District Court was told.Solicitor Lisa Finnegan, acting for Donegal County Council, said the authority hadn’t been paid any monies towards the debt.Kevin McElhinney, solicitor for Mr Ferry, said he had just received instructions for the case as it had been dealt with by a Dublin legal firm up until now and they didn’t want to incur the costs of travelling to Letterkenny.He said Jim Ferry had told him that he had paid monies to the council but “there appears to be an element of confusion” as these monies had been taken off other landfill charges and not the debt.Judge Paul Kelly commented that there had been a “substantial number of adjournments from March 2010 and every month since then”.The judge said that there was “scant respect being shown to the creditor or the court” in the case by Mr Ferry.On the explanation that Ferry’s monies to the council had come off the ‘wrong’ county council account, Judge Kelly commented: “He would have to pay that other bill anyway.”Mr McElhinney responded: “Yes and I have explained that to him (Jim Ferry).”Judge Kelly said that despite the outstanding debt since March 2010 no statement had been entered into the court on behalf of Ferry’s.He said he was adjourning the case for a month to give Ferry’s “one last opportunity” to respond.He ordered that Jim Ferry appear at Letterkenny District Court on February 4, that his solicitor file a statement of his means and income and a full schedule of payments and non-payments be filed to the court and to council solicitor Ms Finnegan.“Mr Ferry must be present,” added the judge.Earlier this week the refuse company was fined €2,000 for failing to tax two of its bin lorries.Last year the company faced fines and charges of €42,000 for illegally dumping outside Falcarragh.The company has been given until later this year to pay those fines.FERRY’S REFUSE GIVEN FINAL WARNING FOR NON-PAYMENT OF €320,000 COUNTY COUNCIL BILLS was last modified: January 8th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BillsDonegal County Councilferry’s refusefineslast_img read more